World War II

World War II : A Short History

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KEY BENEFIT: This book is designed for courses on World War II, Military History, and 20th Century Europe. Highly regarded for its clarification of the complexities of World War II, the book illuminates the origins, course, and long-range effects of the war and provides a balanced account that analyzes both the European and Pacific Theaters of operations and the connections between them. The Third Edition incorporates new material from the latest literature, offering modified conclusions on key topics and expanding coverage throughout.show more

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  • Paperback | 367 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • TAYLOR & FRANCIS
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Subsequent
  • 0130954772
  • 9780130954770

Table of contents

Preface. I. THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR II. 1. World War I: The Great Turning Point. 2. The Legacy of World War I. 3. The Rise of the Dictators. 4. The Road to War. II. GERMANY'S MARCH OF CONQUEST. 5. Blitzkrieg in the East, Sitzkrieg in the West. 6. Complications in the North: Finland, Denmark, Norway. 7. The Fall of France. 8. Britain Is Still an Island. 9. The Plot Thickens: The Mediterranean and the Balkans. III. THE WAR BECOMES GLOBAL. 10. Operation Barbarossa: Dream of Lebensraum. 11. Hitler's New Order in Europe. 12. America Enters the War. 13. Japan Triumphant, December 1941-May 1942. IV. THE TIDE TURNS. 14. The Struggle for the Initiative in the Pacific. 15. America Gains the Initiative in the Pacific. 16. The Tide Turns in Russia: Stalingrad and Beyond. 17.The Tide Turns in North Africa: El Alamein to Tunisia 18. Probing the Underbelly: Sicily and Italy. 19. War in the Atlantic. 20. Target Germany: The Allied Bombing Offensive. 21. Total War and the Home Fronts. V. THE TRIUMPH OF THE ALLIES. 22. Cross-Channel Invasion at Last: D Day to the German Border. 23. The End of the Thousand-Year Reich. 24. War on the Periphery: China, Burma, India. 25. The Collapse of Japan. Aftermath. Additional Reading. Index.show more

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